Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences

Journal of Family (and) Consumer Sciences is a peer-reviewed journal of family and consumer sciences covering research to practice. Founded in 1909, it is a quarterly publication published by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Articles from Vol. 99, No. 2, April

Are You Ready for Reno?
Student Unit OfficersMelissa Wilmarth, ChairUniversity of Georgiawilmarth@iastate.eduKristin WarnerChair-ElectUniversity of Nebraska-Lincolnkwarner2@unl.eduAdrianna Carlton1st Vice ChairUniversity of Wyomingadrianna@uwyo.eduKaren Casey2nd Vice ChairUniversity...
Breaking through the Neutral Zone
As our Association moves through the transition we have come to call Transforming AAFCS: New Era of Action, we have taken the first step, which is to understand that "transition begins with letting go of something." The second step is to understand what...
Critical Decisions for Family and Well-Being
Would anyone be so brazen to suggest that all of the critical decisions that individuals and families will make in their life time could be listed? Most likely, each of us made a decision today, whether minor or monumental-the molehill or mountain perspective-that...
Diverse Challenges and Opportunities
The current U. S. presidential contest is being described as the most wide-open race since 1928 (Tumulty, 2007). Depending on the outcome, we could elect our first woman President or the first African American or the first Latino or the first Mormon....
Family Food Decision-Making: An Ecological Systems Framework
A family food decision-making conceptual framework within an ecological context is described. This framework has applications for research, education, and action in family and consumer sciences (FCS). The family food decision-making cycle includes: (a)...
FCS Career Profiles: Janice Wright, CFCS
Exempta Lutheran Medical CenterWheat Ridge, COAs a parenting instructor at Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, Janice is a team member in the Women's and Family Services Department. In this position, she prepares curriculum and...
FCS Career Profiles: Nancy L. Bock, MEd
The Soap and Detergent AssociationNancy L. Bock has not one, but two degrees in home economics education. They allow her to use scientific information and the shared expertise of the industry to support society's efforts to enhance public health and...
In Brief
Often it is easy to identify groups as similar without considering or understanding the unique characteristics or situations of individuals' experiences. The following briefs provide information relevant to enhanced understanding of individuals, families,...
Influence of Appalachian Fatalism on Adolescent Identity Processes
The influences of the fatalism frequently associated with Appalachian culture on adolescent identity processes were explored. The sample consisted of 91 Appalachian adolescents and 87 non-Appalachian adolescents. Participants completed measures of fatalism...
Inside AAFCS
Congratulations to Our 2007 Election Winners!BOARD OF DIRECTORSPresident-Elect (2007-2008)Sharon M. (Shelly) Nickols-RichardsonDirectors-at-Large (2007-2010)Sue Buck, CFCSVirginia Richards, CFCSNOMINATING COMMITTEE (2007-2009)Mary M. WarnockCarol Werhan,...
Interior Design Education within a Human Ecological Framework
An education based in human ecology can greatly benefit interior designers as they work to understand and improve the human condition. Design programs housed in colleges focusing on human ecology can improve the interior design profession by taking advantage...
Language of Interior Design: Sexism and Femininity
The researchers hypothesized that professional designers/educators preferred masculine linguistic forms, and the general public preferred feminine forms. Using content analysis methodology, interior design periodicals and Home & Garden Television...
Learning from Learners: Family and Consumer Sciences Professionals in International Settings
Family and consumer sciences professionals' contribute to the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through work in and support of international efforts. However, limited literature is available on professionals' challenges when working...
Models Enhance Student Learning in FCS Lecture Courses
The addition of model making to lecture courses enhances student learning. Students become more engaged in the learning process and their critical thinking skills are enhanced. This article describes a model-making activity in a history of costume class.Learner...
Nutrition Education Needs Pantry Clients
Two food pantries were surveyed for nutrition education (NE) interests and experiences. One site provided nutrition education classes; the comparison site was utilized to assess client interest in class topics. Fixing low cost meals, fixing quick and...
Soy Protein and Coronary Heart Disease: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of College Students
This study assessed how knowledge of soy protein and its relationship to heart disease influences the attitudes and practices of college students. Results showed that family members, schools, and newspapers were the primary sources of students' nutritional...
Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners in FCS Classrooms
Accommodating the needs of multicultural and multilingual learners is one the biggest challenges facing today's teachers (Hodges, 2001). Recent statistics indicate that one in five students has a parent who was born in another country (National Education...
Using Audience Response Systems in FCS
A basic explanation of audience response systems is provided including how this technology has evolved to date, varied settings and purposes for use, and reported benefits and challenges. A specific application in the context of teaching a family and...
Using Critical Science Questions in Working with a Family
An example of the use of critical science questions provides insight related to one particular family over a 2 year period. The cultures of providers and recipients are viewed simultaneously to examine the cultural differences.Critical theory is about...